San Francisco Chamber Music Society Concert from November 15, 1976. The most unconventional composers in the Bay Area at the time, presented on a series usually host to more conventional classical music. Imagine a fish aquarium with staff lines drawn on it. Now play the fish as they move up and down the scale in the bowl. You have the concept of this infamous work that, for a short time, became the talk of the town here in San Francisco.
Part I: Ramon Sender: Tropical Fish Opera (1962) Douglas Leedy: Quaderno Rosiniano (1965) Charles Shere: Voi Lactee - Screen (1969) & Variations Morton Subotnick: Play! No. 1 (1964)
Part II: Robert Moran: Divertissement No. 1 (1967) Anthony Gnazzo: Five-Part Invention (1972) Pauline Oliveros: Pieces of Eight (1964 - rev. 1973)
All Other Minds programs available, with additional print and photo materials, at http://www.radiOM.org.
January 12, 2009 Subject:
A great recording of works I was just reading about in "The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde". Nice to be able to hear versions of these pieces (although recorded about 10 years after the Tape Center was over with).